This is an article detailing the films in the Taken film series.
- Taken: A retired CIA agent, Bryan Mills, travels across Europe and relies on his old skills to save his estranged daughter, who has been kidnapped while on a trip to Paris to be sold into prostitution.
- Taken 2: In Istanbul, retired CIA operative turned bodyguard Bryan Mills and his wife are taken hostage by the father of a kidnapper Mills killed while rescuing his daughter. Now it is up to Bryan to save Kim and Lenore.
- Taken 3: After Lenore is murdered by assailants and he is framed for the crime, Bryan has to disappear from the law by using his skills, seek help from Kim and seek justice all while trying to clear his name.
While Taken 3 has been billed as the final movie in the series, star Liam Neeson says there’s always a possibility he may do a fourth film.
“There’s always… I think if audiences go and see it and they like these characters,” he said while speaking with Fox News. “I mean, I'd love to do something with Forest [Whitaker] again, and if it's in a Taken 4 scenario... great.” Taken 3 alluded to a sequel possibility that Bryan will track down Stuart if he is released from jail early for conspiracy to commit murder. And at the end of Taken 2, Murad Hoxha confirms that his other two sons will seek revenge if he is killed.
In September 2015 NBC ordered a television series for Taken which will act as a prequel set prior to the events of the original film. It has been commissioned for a straight to series order and will air in late 2016.
|Taken||Taken 2||Taken 3|
|Bryan Mills||Liam Neeson|
|Kim Mills||Maggie Grace|
|Lenore "Lenny" Mills-St. John||Famke Janssen|
|Sam Gilroy||Leland Orser|
|Mark Casey||Jon Gries|
|Bernie Harris||David Warshofsky||D.B. Sweeney||David Warshofsky|
|Jean-Claude Pitrel||Olivier Rabourdin|
|Stuart St. John||Xander Berkeley||(Mentioned only)||Dougray Scott|
|Marko Hoxha||Arben Bajraktaraj||(Photograph)|
|Patrice Saint-Clair||Gérard Watkins|
|Murad Hoxha||Rade Šerbedžija|
|Inspector Durmaz||Kevork Malikyan|
|Inspector Franck Dotzler||Forest Whitaker|
|Oleg Malankov||Sam Spruell|
|Detective Smith||Dylan Bruno|
|Detective Garcia||Don Harvey|
|Detective Johnson||Al Sapienza|
Crew and otherEdit
|Taken||Taken 2||Taken 3|
|Director||Pierre Morel||Olivier Megaton|
|Writer|| Luc Besson|
Robert Mark Kamen
|MPAA rating||PG-13 (U.S. theatrical rating)/Unrated (original uncut format on home media)|
|Running time||93 minutes||91 minutes||108 minutes|
|Distributor||EuropaCorp (France), 20th Century Fox (U.S.)|
Box office performanceEdit
|Film||Release date||Box office gross||Box office ranking||Budget|
|United States||North America|| Outside|
|Worldwide|| All time|
| All time|
|Taken||February 27, 2008||January 30, 2009||$145,000,989||$81,829,579||$226,830,568||#289||#494||$25,000,000|
|Taken 2||September 7, 2012||October 5, 2012||$139,854,287||$236,287,019||$376,141,306||#315||#217||$45,000,000|
|Taken 3||December 16, 2014||January 9, 2015||$76,051,000||$149,900,000||$225,951,000||#853||-||$48,000,000|